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Time for an Annual Flu Vaccine

Special thanks to Debra Houry, MD, MPH, acting principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for this guest blog post on the importance of annual influenza (flu) vaccination …

Why #FightFlu?

CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Yet, a recent NFID survey found that 44 percent of US adults are either unsure or do not plan to get vaccinated against flu during the 2021-2022 flu season. We asked NFID Leading By Example partners who participated in the 2021 NFID flu vaccine clinic to share their thoughts around the importance of getting vaccinated to help #FightFlu …

2021 NFID Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference: News Round-Up

Representatives from leading public health and medical organizations joined NFID at the 2021 Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference to urge everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) annually. Flu season is also a great time to stay up to date on pneumococcal vaccination, as pneumococcal disease can be a serious complication of flu …

Why Do You Choose To #GetVaccinated?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance to highlight the importance of disease prevention through vaccination across the lifespan. Special thanks to Meaghan for sharing her story about the importance of getting vaccinated to help protect those who cannot…

#COVID-19 & Routine Vaccinations: What Parents Need To Know

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting children age 2 years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. In the midst of the current #COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with recommended vaccines can be challenging for parents and healthcare professionals alike. But we should not be so distracted by COVID-19 that we neglect our general health.

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Coronavirus has made face masks a popular conversation topic: How do face masks work? How do you make a face mask? When should you wear it? How should you clean it?

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19

As the current pandemic continues to spread in the US, social distancing to help #StopTheSpread of COVID-19 has become a key topic of discussion. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19…

Join the Conversation: It’s Still Flu Season

To raise awareness about the importance of annual flu vaccination, NFID participated in two recent Twitter chats to share valuable resources about flu prevention and treatment. Read more to view highlights of the chats…

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): What You Need To Know

On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first US case of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Washington state, and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an Emergency  Committee to determine whether the outbreak should be declared an international public health emergency. Here’s what you need to know…